Natural stone is a creation of nature. With proper care, it can provide you with a lifetime of beauty and pleasure. Every piece is unique. Within each piece of stone lies the history of one particular place and time on our planet. The luster, hardness, colors and variation are all indications of the stone's material composition and origin. This unique blend of characteristics is what makes natural stone a one-of-a-kind, beautiful - yet practical - surface for your home.
Natural stone must be properly cared for. Although stone is typically thought of as a hard surface, it is actually a porous material. If left unsealed, spills can easily penetrate the surface and leave stains. Highly acidic substances such as citrus juice, tomato products, coffee and wine will also etch the stone and leave dull marks.
Features & Care
Regularly use a natural PH balanced cleaner specially formulated for stone.
DO NOT USE ANY ACIDIC, ABRASIVE OR HARSH CHEMICALS.
Plain water is acceptable to wipe up after normal use.
Sealing & Maintenace
The top should be sealed with stone sealing at least twice a year. Stone Care International (SCI - www.stonecare.com) offers many fine products specifically formulated for the care and maintenance of stone surfaces. Most home improvement stores offer a selection of natural stone care products. The best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer. The sealer fills in the pores and repels spills on the surface, allowing you time to completely wipe it clean. We also recommend that the stone tops NOT be left outside during freezing temperatures. This will harm the top and void the warranty.
With proper care, your natural stone top will provide years of proud ownership. Remember, it is a beautiful natural product that cannot be duplicated!